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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   309 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1459 comments
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   301 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   352 comments
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Time: The Mocker
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Time is the mocker. He sits on the street corner,  waiting for me to pass by. Examining me carefully, he decideds to make me cry.  The tears start to fall faster, my face swelling with sadness. The gears in my head keep turning,... (more »)
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#10
I'm Not Ready.
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Will it ever be the same again? When will I be ok with playing the games we used to play? Will I even be able to ever again? All I have to do is have a small glimps of our favorite game and I start to cry as I hear you say,"Oh fooy!" after you... (more »)
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My Pleasure
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Lost in a daze, Seeing through dark, Stuck in a maze, I've found the ark! The holy grail, The one one that I seek, I beg not to fail, Let life be less bleak. A grand treasure, Not silver nor gold, A marvelous feature Of stories... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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To You
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To you who loved another, The one who shattered minds, You chose the other, Now the clock rewinds. To you who I've loved, The one who shattered hearts, You say I'm your beloved, But I'm still picking up parts. To you who changed, The... (more »)
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Man's Power
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The standing army, But each instant losing some of it's Integrity, It has not the vitality and force of a single living man, For a single man can bend it to his will,                       Complicated Machinery, It... (more »)
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Strings
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Humans. Such magnificent creatures. Walking around this Earth, considered the smartest on this planet. With every single one of these…things claiming themselves The best ones, the smartest ones, the worthy ones. Worthy. How could you be... (more »)
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Your Past
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It pulls you with no arms It insults with no mouth With clever snake-like charm   Decisions made, Prices paid, Leaving scars that never fade   Our past can be a cruel reminder, Like an unsent love letter. Or you can use it... (more »)
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School Day
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White, brick walls,            Holding us in these cells Long, loud halls,               Filled and emptied with each bell Dim, white light,               Artificially made Lost, dreaming minds        Remembering... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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